There has been a rise in the participation, professionalism, and profile of female sports
in recent years. Sprinting ability is an important quality for successful athletic
performance in many female team-sports. However, much of the research to date on
improving sprint performance in team-sports is derived from studies with male
participants. Given the biological differences between the sexes, this may be
problematic for practitioners when programming to enhance sprint performance in
female team-sport athletes.